- Fausto Maculan
Fratta is as gregarious, interesting and complex as the man who makes it, Fausto Maculan. This heavyweight Cabernet/Merlot blend, from beautiful vineyards around the town of Breganze, not far from Venice, is a full, lipsmacking experience. It is indeed a very serious contender in any lineup of Bordeaux varietals from any producing region of the world. Enjoy it in its youth to take your palate on an interesting trip or lay it down to cellar for five to ten years. One way or another, it will change the way that you look at wines from the Veneto region of Italy. Many are used to Amarone making their eyebrows gesture, but this IS something else.
- Grape Variety
- 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot from the Fratta vineyard
- 6 pneumatic punching-down cycles a day. Maceration time: 8 days. Selected yeasts and spontaneous malolactic fermentation.
- 12 months in new 100% French oak barrels
- | Appearance
- Deep ruby red.
- | Aroma
- Very intense with a bouquet of red fruits, dried flowers, vanilla, spices and licorice
- | Taste
- Full and juicy dark berry flavours, noble tannic grip and a long and very fine finish
- | Serving Suggestions
- Recommended with roasted red meat dishes. BBQ'd thick cut rib eyes.
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Wine Spectator - June 2008 - Vintage 2004 - 90 pts
Veneto Fratta 2004 - Ripe, with currant and strong beef notes that follow through to a full-bodied palate, with fine, fruit- and mineral-coated tannins and a long finish. Needs some time. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2009.
The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker - 93 points
The 2005 Fratta is a cuvee of 68% Cabernet and 32% Merlot that spends 12 months in new French oak. There is greater density and richness here, along with superb balance between the wine’s fruit and its structural component’s. This refined, elegant red offers plenty of varietal character and a long, immensely satisfying finish. Anticipated Maturity: 2010-2025